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David Brown

David BrownDavid Brown is professor of philosophy. He received a B. A. in Philosophy from Gordon College (magna cum laude), an M. A. in Philosophy from the University of Houston, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. His dissertation is The Moral Sense in Hume’s Treatise and Cicero’s De Officiis. His primary teaching and research interests are ethics, natural law, logic, early modern philosophy, David Hume, and Cicero.

W. Travis McMaken

W. Travis McMakenDr. McMaken is associate professor of religion and associate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Lindenwood University. His writing engages primarily with 20th century theology (esp. Protestant theology, with specialization in Karl Barth, Helmut Gollwitzer, and T. F. Torrance) while working constructively on the subjects of sacramentology, ecclesiology, and political theology.

Joseph Steineger

Joseph SteinegerJoseph Steineger is an assistant professor of Philosophy at Lindenwood University. He received a B.A. (2003) and M.A. (2005) from the University of Kansas, and a second M.A. (2007) and Ph.D. (2014) from the University of Chicago. His primary teaching and research interests are in Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Mind within the context of Medieval Philosophy. More specifically, these interests include the existence and nature of a first cause, hylomorphic accounts of mind and reality, and the role of wisdom in guiding one’s way of life. His dissertation, “The Naturally Implanted Knowledge of God’s Existence: Two 13th Century Scholastic Interpretations of John of Damascus and Anselm of Bec,” was under the direction of Jean-Luc Marion, Richard C. Taylor, Josef Stern, and Blake Dutton.

Nichole Torbitzky

Nichole TorbitzkyNichole Torbitzky received a doctorate from Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, CA. She taught Critical Thinking at the University of LaVerne. Her current research investigates Whiteheadian notions of subjective form and the internal relations subjective form has on the ordering of eternal objects in the primordial nature of God. Torbitzky is an assistant professor of religion and teaches courses on World Religions, Islam, Indian Religions, History of Christianity, and Women and Religion.

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